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Foot Rif Rebels have been given an extensive review on PSR and score well in all categories but one-historical accuracy. As pointed out these figures were originally planned for the Arab revolt but then renamed. These figures are certainly great for early 20th century Arabs in Arabia and surroundings but of more limited use elsewhere.
Perhaps Strelets might consider doing a second set of Foot Rif Rebels this time with some Rif Berbers in it ? This is an interesting conflict and I hope Strelets will give it good and accurate coverage as they do for many other conflicts.
I agree , great figures , wrong area . Hopefully Strelets will rectify this in due course
Agree, I was always going to use these guys for the Arab revolt, Rif guys on foot and mounted are a must rather than a nice to have.
I like the figures and will be buying some to use as Arab fighters.
Let's hope the announced set 191 Rif Rebellion will bring us more accurate content in their box.
As others have said, these are nice figures and, like the previous contributors, I will use them for scenarios further East (even if PSR is correct that they are not Berberic enough for the Rif war).
Have "190 mounted Rif rebels" and "191 Rif rebellion" been presented or discussed on this Forum? If they are as nice as the 185 Foot Rif rebels, I will be buying.
I understand the dock of points on history for the above mentioned reasons. Back when we bought figures unseen except for box art (if we even got a look at that as before the Net I had to buy over the phone) the "misname" might be a problem. I do believe, however, that one look at the pictures (which is one of the MANY great services PSR provides to the hobby) folks can see for themselves what the figures are and how nice they are - they will sell themselves, I think.
Personally, I'm tempted to buy a bunch along with some of the FFL and get my old Airfix Ft Sahara out and relive "Beau Geste" or "March or Die!"
That's not to say - a "new" set of RIF Rebels wouldn't be appreciated by those interested in the era. Kudos on a nice set I think.
I love the figures for Strelets "Rif War" and look forward to buying them however they look pre WW1 (classic Beau Geste look) to me and more suitable to the conquest of Southern Algeria / Sahara. I would love to see Strelets make actual Rif War FFL, Berbers and Spanish. I think this is still a gap.